BVTV: Italian election special

Nicolo Carpaneda   19/02/2018   Comments Off on BVTV: Italian election special

With the European economy growing at its fastest pace for a decade – and with Italy itself seeing an impressive return to growth – the uncertainty of an Italian election is something investors will be keeping a close eye on. The country goes to the polls on 4 March, although the outcome is unpredictable with many observers expecting a hung parliament and no outright winner.

To discuss the potential ramifications of all this I am joined in the studio by our resident Italians, Carlo Putti from our fixed interest team and Graziano Creperio from our multi-asset team. We will consider some of the key risks that investors need to keep in mind, as well as some of the potential investment opportunities that could present themselves both leading up to and after the vote.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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About the author, Nicolo Carpaneda

Years in the bond markets:
11
Specialist subjects:
Macro economics and corporate bonds
Likes:
Espresso, my dogs, wine tasting, entrepreneurship, sailing, meditation and Travelling
Heroes:
Rosalen (my wife!), Iron Man, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and the Ashoka Network